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High court questions courts’ role in partisan redistricting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority sounded wary Tuesday of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan, despite strong evidence that the political parties drew districts to guarantee congressional election outcomes. The decisions in ...

BPA nationals

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Iron Mountain High School senior, Brandon Malburg accepts a $2,000 check from Mel Laydon, IMHS scholarship administrator, in support of three Dickinson-Iron Technical Education Center students who will attend the Business Professionals of America national competition in Anaheim, Calif. The ...

Back in the neighborhood

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A pair of hooded mergansers hang out with mallards at Six Mile Lake. The warm weekend weather brought some early migrating waterfowl back to the region, even though ice still covers most area lakes.

County to again seek grant for Antoine boat launch work

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County will again seek a state grant to rehabilitate the boat launch at Lake Antoine Park, this time proposing $22,500 in matching county funds. Last year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources denied an application for a $24,000 grant. Submitted through the ...

Gaudette to retire as Breitung Township superintendent

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QUINNESEC — Breitung Township Superintendent John Gaudette has announced he will retire May 31. “It has been my distinct honor and pleasure to work with you serving the needs of our residents, taxpayers and neighbors,” Gaudette wrote in a letter submitted Friday. The township board ...

Kingsford man faces prison for heroin sales

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man accused of selling heroin may spend as many as 20 years in prison for the delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance. Errol Kelly Jr., 33, pleaded guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to three separate counts of delivery or manufacture of ...

Permits available April 1 to cut firewood on Michigan lands

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents who heat their homes with wood can get permits to cut dead and fallen trees on designated state forest lands beginning April 1. The Department of Natural Resources says individuals can cut up to five standard cords of firewood for personal use. The ...

Prohibition series continues Thursday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — “The Prohibition Era on the Eastern Menominee Iron Range — Part 3” will be the topic of a new PowerPoint presentation by local historian Bill Cummings at the Dickinson County Genealogical Society meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in the multi-purpose room of the Dickinson ...

Niagara Lions launch fireworks fundraiser

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Fireworks Cash Raffle is underway. Proceeds will help pay for the fireworks at this year’s Niagara Lions Community Picnic, which will be held June 28-29. Cost of the annual pyrotechnic display is nearly $7,000, said fundraising chairman Dan ...

Crystal Falls Musicale

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The Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, along with the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Crystal Falls Musicale. The purpose of the grant is to assist in purchasing choir music and accompaniments to use when the group sings for the public.

Human trafficking presentation on April 8

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MARINETTE, Wis. —The Marinette-Menominee Communities That Care group has teamed with the Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force to bring human trafficking awareness to community members. There will be a presentation at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the UW Green Bay, Marinette Campus ...

Industrial ed honors

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Kingsford High School Industrial Education students of the month for February are Marcus Michaud, left, mechanical design and detail, and Eric Sommerfeld, advanced woodworking. Marcus is the son of Al and Deanna Michaud of Kingsford. Eric is the son of Doug and Kristin Sommerfeld of Quinnesec. ...

Pothole problems

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The annual battle is on to keep up with the seasonal holes, cracks and craters that open up in Iron Mountain and Kingsford roads during the spring thaw. At this stage, the potholes have the advantage of numbers. “We’re trying to get the worst ones first,” Iron ...

Coffeehouse ribbon cutting

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Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Organic Grounds Coffeehouse, which opened in the former Bond Decorating building at 215 E. Hughitt St. in downtown Iron Mountain. Organic Grounds serves organic and fair ...

Mueller report finds no collusion

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. That brought a hearty claim of ...

Wuensch moves DCHS practice to IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has announced that certified physician assistant George Wuensch has moved his office to Suite 210 of the Dickinson Primary Care Center in the Medical Office Building at the DCHS campus, 1711 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Wuensch had ...

Michigan to change tests for eighth-graders

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan eighth-graders will see changes in state testing this spring in a step that could better prepare students for college entrance exams. In April, the College Board’s PSAT 8/9 test will replace the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress in math and English ...

Bay College sets Career Fair

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ESCANABA — Bay College will host a Career and Summer Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time April 3 in the Besse Center at the Escanaba campus. This event is open to all in the region seeking employment or researching careers. Employers will be ready to meet prospective ...

More wolves relocated to Isle Royale Park

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that the relocation involved six wolves from ...

Electrical safety seminar Thursday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Werner Electric Supply, a Wisconsin-based electrical distributor and training partner, will have a NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Seminar from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at its location at 1400 W. Breitung Ave. in Kingsford. Attendees can learn about arc flash hazards and reasons ...